Any insights into my frustration?

Preston

Active Member
#34
Boy, I sure seem to be having problems today getting the things that I want to download to do so.

I'd try them both. I suspect that when you see that kind of activity it's probably amphipods. Just a guess, but I think that euphausiids tend to be better swimmers than amphipods and are more comfortable at greater depths. Most of the amphipods I've seen have been only a few inches benath the surface. I do love it when you can see the resident coho rolling and finning, taking euphausiids/amphipods just under the surface like trout taking emergers. Once I even hooked a good sized blackmouth and was so surprised that I really whacked him, with the to-be-expected immediate breakoff.
 
#35
Cool, thanks. Wasn't sure if it was just as likely to be one or the other.

Agreed. It's really exciting and cool to see their noses pop up like that. :) The other day I was fishing a brackish outflow to some risers (not happy jumpers) but I'd just get em to whack my shock n awe, didn't even try to match the hatch which feels like chucking a #2 Bunny Leech into a Callibaetis hatch to me, kinda dirty but awesome when they're opportunistic.

Next time I fish that spot at that tide I'm taking my 5 wt along with me to throw gurglers and poppers quartering that flow, which is just like perfect mousing flow so I figure it will be great for noisy surface flies.
 
#36
Hey we gave you all the info you need... Go tie up some flies and figure it out.

The SEARCH function could help you out.
Geez, this adtwash guy is only conversing on people's recent experience on the beach.
Then he even offers up his time and boat for anyone who wants to get out. I know that I only have a couple dozen posts, so that makes me a nobody here, but seriously folks.... this is the reason I never post here. Yes there are some great people on here, but I generally find this board very unwelcoming unless you've cracked through the regulars.

sorry I had to say that, Tight lines,
 
#37
Yeah, Quad, looks like that already got worked out. It happens man. A lot of people have put in a ton of time, effort and thought to figure this stuff out. Sometimes it just flares up slightly. IMO there is a happy medium, people (esp. low post count) get just enough shit to realize they should do a little searching first, learn something, and the posts become more fruitful through the information sharing that occurs. Did you read the thread all the way thru or post when you saw that one? Just curious, I've made that mistake before...
 
#38
My apologies,, I realize now that I was reading the first of three pages on the thread. I am glad that people worked things out. I just like to see a supportive atmosphere.
(Now if someone jumps on.. and asks for everyone's honey hole,, that's a different story):)
 
#39
Hey Quad,

Thanks for the input. I was actually quite surprised by the lack of "figure it out yourself" attitude that my post received. I have seen a lot of that on here, and would not have been surprised to see it on my post. But I also suspected that there were plenty of guys on here that probably have had close to the same experience and would not have any trouble sharing some of their thoughts and ideas.

Don't let the thought of being shot down keep you from joining in here. IMHO this is simply a forum for people to read about and share their opinions on a thing that they love. And if you experience any pomposity (not that I have seen that on this post), let it roll off. Just because one guy has more posts than another, that does not make his opinion more valid.

Hear my call: NEWBIES UNITE!
 

DimeBrite

MA-9 Beach Stalker
#41
This board has been really mellow lately by historical standards, especially now that everyone with a pulse is catching resident silvers. Just wait until the week before the July 16th north sound salmon opener, that's when the gloves come off and the anxieties are vented all at once (too funny).
I think it's great that so many new folks are getting started with Puget Sound saltwater fishing. This site has had some great discussions about tactics, flies, etc. and I'm sure it's helped a lot of folks get started. Tommorrow I'm going to hit the beach and try out some new amphipod patterns I just tied up (based on this thread), and hopefully I'll find a pod or two of silvers.
By the way, make sure to bonk a rezzie for dinner each time you fish (they are almost entirely hatchery fish). It will help to improve the average size when summer rolls around, and they taste very good.
 

DimeBrite

MA-9 Beach Stalker
#42
Geez, this adtwash guy is only conversing on people's recent experience on the beach.
Then he even offers up his time and boat for anyone who wants to get out. I know that I only have a couple dozen posts, so that makes me a nobody here, but seriously folks.... this is the reason I never post here. Yes there are some great people on here, but I generally find this board very unwelcoming unless you've cracked through the regulars.

sorry I had to say that, Tight lines,

Your post reminded me of when Mumbles first began to grace this website. It was rough for him the first 500 posts, but he became family by post # 1,000. ;)
 

rotato

Active Member
#44
this new (for me) euphosid pattern got crushed on a slow drift by a reluctant coho
maybe 1 foot of water
the foam "tail" allows for some cool action

can you buy translucent foam?
this would be cool in a clearish profile
 

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